Living History on SCETV and a “Titanic” Opportunity
Monday - July 23, 2012
S.C. History comes to life on SCETV and in Myrtle Beach at the Convention Center! The South Carolina Hall of Fame was created to recognize and honor those contemporary and past citizens who have made outstanding contributions to South Carolina's heritage and progress. You can view all of the inductees, at the S.C. Hall of Fame website. Now, adding to the legacy of these famous “sandlappers,” SCETV proudly announces a series of mini-documentaries profiling the inductees, and to date, ten of the men and women featured in the hall are available for students, teachers and the general public who are interested in our vast history at the SCETV website, www.scetv.org. When you get to the ETV home page there’s a link to the S.C. Hall of fame under the "S.C. Programs" at the top of the page. One of the latest inductees, William “Singing Billy” Walker, who became famous in the mid-1800s for changing the way people learned to sing traditional hymns is featured on this week's podcast. Walker became famous for putting music to the beloved poem “Amazing Grace,” creating the world-renowned hymn, and publishing it for the first time in his best-selling music book, Southern Harmony, still in print today. We'll bring you the audio from SCETV’s mini-documentary recapping some of the accomplishments of "Singing Billy" Walker on this edition of Speaking of Schools. Visit SCETV's S.C. Hall of Fame website here. Also, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition has attracted thousands to the S.C. State Museum since its preview in April, but time is running out to see this fantastic exhibit. It'll be gone after Labor Day. Learn about the exhibit and more on this week's podcast!